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Record ID: SWYOR-9C2E89
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rotherham
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A complete cast iron probable shot or cannon ball dating from the post-medieval period, about AD 1500-1700. It is a sphere of iron, with a slightly pited and corroded surface, dark brown in colour. It is 39.5mm diameter (1,5 inches) and has a mass of 235g (eight and a quarter ounces). It may have been itended for use in a Serpentine cannon which had a nominal bore size of 1.5 inch diameter, firing shot weighing 0.75 lb, or a Rabinet cannon which fired shot weighing 8oz. Corrosion may have altered the size and weight of this example. Compare SOM-A0A8A2 which cites Blackmore (1990) Arms…
Created on: Saturday 26th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 30th May 2018
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Record ID: FAKL-C686D5
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rotherham
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Post Medieval cannon ball, or ball from ball mill. Cast iron with a diameter ranging between 83.6mm and 80.5mm (c. 3.3 inches. The ball weighs 1997.1g (4.4 pounds) and fails to fit into any of the accepted calibres for Civil War, or later ordnance hence the suggestion that it may have come from a ball mill. This might be supported by its lack of symmetry. A ball mill consisted of a horizontal, revolving drum which contained iron balls. As the cylinder turned the constantly falling balls pulverised material placed in the drum. Ball mills were used in the preparated of powders for makin…
Created on: Monday 28th November 2016
Last updated: Thursday 7th September 2017
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Record ID: SWYOR-0D82C1
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rotherham
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An iron cannon ball dating from the Post Medieval period. At 61.55mm diameter (2.4 inches) and weighing 951g (2lb, 1.5oz), it corresponds with the standard size of a Falcon cannon ball. The spherical iron ball has been coated with a preservative.
Created on: Monday 14th May 2012
Last updated: Monday 14th May 2012
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Record ID: DENO-F42841
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rotherham
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Small iron cannon ball, spherical iron ball. Diameter 40.2mm, weight 228g. Weighing c. 0.5lb, and measuring 1.5 inches this could have come from a Serpentine gun, a small matchlock cannon with c.1.5 inches bore firing 0.5lb shot.
Created on: Monday 7th November 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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